Definition of Whipworm:

An intestinal parasitic worm, approximately 1.5 inches (4cm) in length.  Usually symptomless, heavy infections – especially in small children – can cause gastrointestinal problems (abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal prolapse) and possibly growth retardation.

Also: Trichuriasis, Trichuris trichiura, Whipworms

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Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...Three of the most common kinds of worms are roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides), whipworm (Trichuris trichiura) and hookworm (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus).  These worms live in the intestines and their numbers build up through repeated infection...”

Tapeworm Infection

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“...Like other flatworms, this tapeworm is not affected by routine dog worming treatments (i.e. those directed against the intestinal nematodes like roundworm, whipworm or hookworm)...”

Whipworm Infection

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“There are approximately 60 species of whipworms that infect mammals...”
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